Robert Reich

Robert Reich
On power, politics, and the real economic system.
Created 20 May 2021
  • Mickey
    17 Jan 2022about 9 hours ago • 2 min read • 227 49
    The convergence today of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and of the Senate’s unwillingness to protect voting rights causes me to remember my childhood friend and protector, whom I knew as Mickey. I was alw...
  • Save the Date: Office Hours first-ever livestream this Wednesday
    16 Jan 20221 day ago • < 1 min read • 85 107
    Friends, It’s a confusing and stressful time. So this Wednesday in lieu of our regular Office Hours, I’m inviting you to join my first-ever livestream video Office Hours Q&A. I’ll respond to your ques...
  • Sunday caption contest
    16 Jan 20221 day ago • < 1 min read • 82 591
    Please submit your caption in the Comments section. Winners will be announced next week. Please post your caption by tomorrow (Monday) at 10am PT, 1pm ET, for consideration. Leave a comment Subscribe ...
  • Need a bit of a pick-me-up? Let me introduce you to two young people.
    15 Jan 2022 • 4 min read • 190 57
    These are hard times to keep your spirits up. Thinking you might need a bit of a boost, I’d like to introduce you to two young people who give me hope about the future of American politics. The first ...
  • Why isn't corporate America behind the pro-democracy movement?
    14 Jan 2022 • 3 min read • 230 203
    Capitalism and democracy are compatible only if democracy is in the driver’s seat. That’s why I took some comfort just after the attack on the Capitol when many big corporations solemnly pledged they’...
  • A deadly decision: The Supreme Court today strikes down OSHA's vaccine-or-testing mandate
    13 Jan 2022 • 2 min read • 217 187
    Subscribe now By a 6 to 3 vote, with liberal justices in dissent, the Supreme Court today blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a vaccine-or-testing mandate for large employers. (The court u...
  • Quiz: Why should members of Congress be able to make money on inside information?
    13 Jan 2022 • 3 min read • 215 168
    Subscribe now It infuriates me when members of Congress — whether Republican or Democrat — squander the public’s trust. There’s so little of it left to squander. So when I find a conflict of interest ...
  • Office Hours: Where oh where is the stock market heading?
    12 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 85 173
    In the first week of October, 1987, I happened to be on a radio talk show when the host asked me where the stock market was heading. I told him that I couldn’t be certain, of course, but I expected th...
  • What would the Supreme Court's "originalists" think of the filibuster?
    11 Jan 2022 • 4 min read • 264 167
    Subscribe now Yesterday, a member of our group named Emmet Bondurant, a distinguished constitutional lawyer from Georgia, commented on this page about the filibuster: The biggest lie of all is the Sen...
  • The Week Ahead: Georgia on my mind
    10 Jan 2022 • 4 min read • 268 114
    Subscribe now President Biden will go to Georgia tomorrow to give a speech on voting rights. It’s expected to be as hard-hitting as his speech last Thursday about Trump and the attack on the Capitol. ...
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